Sunday, August 2, 2009

Review: The Ugly Truth

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Title: The Ugly Truth
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Director: Robert Luketic
Writer(s): Nicole Eastman (screenplay) and Karen McCullah Lutz (screenplay)
Staring: Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler
MPAA Rating: Rated R for disturbing violent content, some sexuality and language.
Running Time: 96 min (1 hr and 36 min)
Synopsis: A romantically challenged morning show producer (Heigl) is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent (Butler) to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love. His clever ploys, however, lead to an unexpected

Other Reviews


Roger Ebert:
2 Stars
Michael Phillips: 1 ½ Stars
EW: Owen Gleiberman: C+

Other Sites:

At The Movies:
Ben Mankiewicz: Skip It, Ben Lyons: Skip It
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 15% (Rotten), Top Critics: 10% (Rotten), RT Community: 62% (Fresh)
Metacritic: Critics: 27 out of 100, Users: 5.5 out of 10
MRQE Metric: 38: (0.0% A, 8.1% B, 41.8% C, 37.5% D, and 11.5% F)
Yahoo Movies: Critics: C- Users: B+

My Review

Source Material: Original: Nicole Eastman (screenplay) and Karen McCullah Lutz (screenplay)

Acting and Dialogue: C: A lot of the dialogue is raunchy and dirty out of this comes humor especially for the guys in the crowd. I say this because a lot of what Gerard Butler’s character believes in is truly how a large amount guys feel about woman.

Art Direction: C: Common city streets and new studio

Cinematography: C: Nothing that impressing

Direction: B-: For new director Robert Luketic put out a Romcom 101 movie which isn’t good…there is a scene that mirrors When Harry Meet Sally

Sound and Music: C: Pop hits, not impressing

VFX: D: When FX was used you knew it was a green screen shot.

Overall: C: When you add up all the elements the film his horrible, but from an entertaining factor it decent or Okay status. Being a Romcom it is better scene with a date.

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